My sister brought us to Coltivare for dinner — no reservation taken and long line, we waited for 45 mins on a Monday night.
Eventually when it was our turn, we were seated outdoor with the much-needed heat lamp blasting next to us, and a view of their garden full of edibles.
It was TX after all: with eggplant in full fruits, tomato plants blossoming at the end of October, I could only envy.
The menu was vibrant with small and large plates, pizza, pasta, salads and salumi.
We were so happy to see all these vegetable dishes on the menu and we went for them like mice to cheese.
Cauliflower with raisins and pine nuts, sautéed backyard greens with anchovies, and kale calamari salad.
The ingredient combinations were exciting and made my mouth watered.
The small plates came out in lightening speed as if the chef and cooks could read our minds.